Nissanka Senadhipathi acquitted & released in the High Seas Arms Trafficking Case

Nissanka Senadhipathi acquitted & released in the High Seas Arms Trafficking Case

Nissanka Senadhipathi acquitted & released in the High Seas Arms Trafficking Case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 May, 2021 | 2:43 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Avant-Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi & 07 others acquitted and released by Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar in the High Seas Arms Trafficking Case.

The Attorney General filed the case under a series of charges including the illegal possession of 816 automatic firearms and 202,395 live bullets aboard the MV Avant Garde without any legal document.

Earlier, the Attorney General filed an indictment containing 7573 counts against 13 Defendants including Avant Garde Maritime Services Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi.

After considering the objections, on the 17th of January 2020 the Permanent High Court Trial at Bar said of the 7573 counts filed against the accused, only 19 can be carried forward in the case.

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